What is/was for dinner?

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  1. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    These are a convection ovens in a small form factor and a market-savvy rebranding. So....it’s possible you already have one at home and don’t know it!
     
  2. samcraig macrumors P6

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    I do have a convection oven. So no advantage to a countertop unit?
     
  3. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Not that I’m aware of, I think the small form factor is more a hinderance than anything. I tried one at the in-laws’ and it was a bit of a pain to make enough potatoes for everyone to snack on. Perhaps someone who has used one more extensively can offer additional advice.
     
  4. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Yes, for potatoes, one needs a decent sized oven if appetites (and I don't know anyone who doesn't like roasted potatoes) are to be satisfied.
     
  5. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 604

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    One advantage of the Actifry for me is that the chips, roast potatoes aren’t burnt on or stuck to the container as they’ve been constantly stirred during cooking. In an oven you either have to coat them in fat to stop them sticking or remove and flip at various points. The Actifry will cook with a teaspoon of oil and with very little mess. I put all the removable parts in the dishwasher at the end too and to be fair it’s an easy appliance to clean. I got it free about 4 years ago and use it a couple of times a month I’d say.
     
  6. RootBeerMan macrumors 65816

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    Well, I don't own one and really cannot see myself getting one. If I want to fry something, then I fry it the old fashioned way. Fried food, done properly, does not absorb a great deal of fat. And what fat it does absorb lends itself to flavour. That said here are some recommendations from Consumer Reports (they have a great Facebook page where people are always asking these questions and they have many answers).

    https://www.consumerreports.org/air-fryers/best-air-fryers-of-the-year/
     
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    Frying is terrific for some foods, but root vegetables thrive on roasting in a hot oven (with plenty of olive oil).
     
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    And I read a version of one of my favourite recipes this evening: Tagliatelle with gorgonzola and walnuts. Yum.

    Yes, I prepare this for myself; yes, I love it. But, yes, I can still read about it and drool, and salivate ceaselessly.
     
  9. Zenithal macrumors 604

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    Chicken tagine with the olives and preserved lemon. Couscous made with a mixture of chicken and lamb broth. Roasted vegetables. Was going to be snapper with the preserved lemon in a salsa/relish but the fish monger didn't have any snapper. Unfortunately.
     
  10. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Swiss chard, Comte, and egg tart this evening.
     
  11. Zenithal macrumors 604

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    I usually consume a decent amount of the dried chilis. I then regret my decision in the morning.
     
  12. hawkeye_a macrumors 65816

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    :D Same!
     
  13. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Sounds delicious. Seriously delicious.

    And this also sounds amazing. Yum.
     
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    Scrambled eggs (made from organic, free range eggs) served with fresh French bread. Very simple and tasty.
     
  15. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 604

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    Instant Pot cooked Beef stew and dumplings.
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    Triple tier Victoria Sponge cake for my wife’s birthday to follow!
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  16. decafjava macrumors 68030

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    Ok I went out to a good Chinese place and had a very nice Singapore rice noodle dish with Jasmine tea after a 10 hour day. Still would love to have been invited to @The-Real-Deal82 for that dinner. :D
     
  17. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Nothing wrong with a "very nice" Singapore noodle dish; I'm most partial to Singapore noodles myself.
     
  18. decafjava macrumors 68030

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    Indeed this particular restaurant is rather rare in Geneva, good Chinese cuisine and value for money. Lots of Asian clients, always a good sign as well.
     
  19. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Ah, when the ethnic group the restaurant is designed to showcase eats there as well, that is an excellent sign.

    Whenever they travelled abroad on holiday, my parents knew to look for an understated restaurant where the locals were to be found tucking in, and were rarely disappointed.
     
  20. RootBeerMan macrumors 65816

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    Like Real Deal, I am also having a beef stew from the Instant Pot. Sans dumplings. I'll also be making a skillet full of cornbread to go with it.
     
  21. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Falafel, garlic tahini sauce, tomatoes, cucumber, arugula, and pita bread this evening.
     
  22. RootBeerMan macrumors 65816

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    That's a winner anywhere!
     
  23. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Sounds absolutely delicious.
     
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    Dinner will be noodles prepared by the carer and her friend.
     

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